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Nominations open for Rabobank Leadership Awards


Nominations are now open for the 2018 Rabobank leadership awards, recognising an accomplished and an emerging Ag leader.


Nominations are now open for the 2018 Rabobank leadership awards, aimed to recognise exceptional achievements and contributions to Australian agribusiness industries.

The annual accolades acknowledge both an accomplished and emerging leader in the national agriculture sector.

For 13 years the leadership award has singled out an individual who has an expansive career in agriculture management and leadership and has, as a senior executive, led sustained growth and commercial success while demonstrating a wider commitment to the broader community.

Last year’s winner was agricultural industry luminary David Crombie AM.

The emerging leadership award recognises the contribution of up-and-coming farmers, and those in the wider agribusiness sector, who demonstrate strong leadership potential.

Winner of this award in 2017 was Nathan Free, managing director of Victoria’s largest organic farming operation, Duralgai Horticultural.

South Australian viticulturist Zachary Caudo has also been a previous recipient.

Rabobank Australia CEO Peter Knoblanche urged those involved in the agricultural sector to nominate peers, to recognise their leadership and positive contribution to the future growth and prosperity of the sector.

“The leadership awards are not only an opportunity to shine a light on those who already make a significant contribution to Australia and New Zealand’s food and agribusiness industries, but to foster the next generation of industry leaders who will take the sector forward in the future,” he said.

“It is widely recognised that there is a vibrant and exciting future ahead for the food and agribusiness sector.”

Nominations for this year’s awards close on August 10, 2018, with the winner to be announced in Sydney on Thursday, October 11, 2018.


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